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Lurking in the shadows,
Stirring in the,
Most darkened,
Of our lives,
We find ourselves,
Driven with,
The half-crazened desire,
Of a beast,
To copulate,
To mount,
To force ourselves upon,
Nearly anything,
That looks,
Or perhaps even,
Like a vagina.

But then,
As always,
We do our best,
To hide “the truth,”
To look good,
To look pretty,
For the people.

On Sunday we go to church,
Monday to the Rotary Club,
Then Tuesday there’s golf at the country club,
On Wednesday we take Sue to her ballet lessons,
Thursday we watch Billy play T-ball,
Friday night is football with friends at the high school,
And Saturday,
An opportunity to solidify our standing in the community,
By partying with the creme de la creme!

But then one day,
When the shit,
Hits the fan,
The headlines the news,
Everyone will say,
But how could such a thing have happened,
He was such a fine man,
Without ever having realized,
That each and every one of us,
Is plagued with “a demon,”
An id-like devil,
A tempter of the worst sort,
Placed at the very center of our being,
Ready and willing to destroy us,
At the lowest and most vulnerable point of our lives.

Yea though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death,
I pray that God will have mercy on our souls,
And protect us from ourselves!

G. Doug Soderstrom, Ph.D.

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The following comments are for "Lurking in the Shadows,"
by dougsoderstrom

don't worry, be happy
Eloquent and brutal at the same time. I like it (your work) as I usually have. I try not to deal with guilt all that much in my life because I like who I am right now and everything that's passed thus far has created this.
No worries

( Posted by: Robert Walker [Member] On: December 2, 2008 )

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